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US-9,894,601 System and method for dynamic wireless carrier swap system
A vehicle carrier swap system includes a controller that, in response to a notification indicating first public land mobile network (PLMN) access signal quality...
US-9,894,492 System and method for determining mobile device location relative to vehicle cabin
Embodiments include a vehicle comprising a plurality of antennas positioned at locations inside and outside a vehicle cabin, each antenna being in wireless...
US-9,894,491 Context-based wireless network link access prioritization system
A vehicle wireless network access system includes a wireless connection switch disposed within a vehicle and configured to, in response to receiving a data...
US-9,893,825 System and method for sharing preset radio stations using a wireless network
Embodiments provide a vehicle comprising a wireless transceiver for transmitting a request for radio presets to a plurality of vehicles within a predetermined...
US-9,893,698 Method and apparatus for processing audio signals to adjust psychoacoustic loudness
A method and apparatus for processing audio signals in an entertainment system from at least one audio source modify audio signals during playback by the...
US-9,893,697 System and method for selective volume adjustment in a vehicle
Systems and methods for automatically adjusting volume in a vehicle are provided. One method includes generating a noise prediction based on images received...
US-9,893,664 Methods and systems for efficient engine torque control
Method and systems are provided for adjusting an engine torque in response to changes in a desired engine torque. In one example, a method may comprise...
US-9,893,657 Electric motor mode control
A vehicle includes one or more inverter-fed electric machines such as permanent magnet synchronous motors. A controller operates an inverter in either six-step...
US-9,893,352 Composition for reducing moisture in a battery electrolyte
In at least one embodiment, a method of scavenging hydrogen in a lithium-ion battery is provided. The method may comprise including an atomic intermetallic...
US-9,892,842 Inductor assembly support structure
A vehicle is provided with a transmission and an inductor assembly that is mounted within a chamber of the transmission. The inductor assembly includes a coil,...
US-9,891,130 System and method for testing seat pressure sensor
A system for testing a pressure sensor of a seat includes a loading device and a processor. The loading device removably applies weight to the seat. The...
US-9,891,063 Automated point of interest updates
A nomadic device may be configured to connect to a vehicle computing system (VCS) over a local connection and to a location service over a wide-area connection,...
US-9,890,758 System and method for diagnosing an ignition system
A system and method for assessing the presence or absence of ignition coil degradation for an ignition system that includes two ignition coils for each spark...
US-9,890,746 Concentric conical fuel vapor canister
A fuel vapor canister is presented, comprising two or more pneumatically coupled concentric adsorbent beds, a vent port configured to deliver fresh air to an...
US-9,890,745 Systems and methods for fuel vapor canister purge routing
A method for an engine is presented, wherein purge air is routed through a fuel vapor canister during a first condition such that desorbed fuel vapor traverses...
US-9,890,744 Route and traffic information-based EVAP system leak test initiation
Systems and methods for performing evaporative emissions leak detection in a vehicle are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises initiating a leak test...
US-9,890,728 Engine operating system and method
Methods and systems for evaluating cylinder pressure profiles in cylinders of an engine are disclosed. In one example, fuel injection timing of engine cylinders...
US-9,890,721 Systems and methods for inferring barometric pressure
Methods and systems are provided for determining barometric pressure. In one example, an onboard vacuum pump is utilized to draw a vacuum at a constant flow...
US-9,890,716 Method and system for pre-ignition control
Methods and systems are provided for addressing pre-ignition by mechanically varying a piston displacement within a combustion chamber. In response to...
US-9,890,715 Vacuum for a vacuum consumption device
Methods and systems are provided for vacuum generating devices. In one example, a system includes a vacuum generating device having an annular venturi passage...
US-9,890,700 Systems and methods for a variable geometry turbine nozzle
Various systems and methods are described for a variable geometry turbine. In one example, a nozzle vane includes a stationary having a first cambered sliding...
US-9,890,697 Method and system for boost pressure control
Methods and systems are provided for controlling boost pressure in a staged engine system comprising a turbocharger and an upstream electric supercharger. In...
US-9,890,691 Method and system to reduce charge air cooler condensation
Methods and systems for operating an engine that includes a compressor and charge air cooler are disclosed. In one example, air flow through the charge air...
US-9,890,666 Heat exchanger for a rankine cycle in a vehicle
A vehicle includes a Rankine cycle containing a working fluid for waste heat recovery and has an evaporator. The evaporator has a heat exchanger tube positioned...
US-9,890,576 Active door operation based on voice commands
A vehicle includes a door rotatably coupled to a vehicle body, wherein a power assist device is coupled between the door and the vehicle body on a hinge...
US-9,889,890 Vehicle hood system
A vehicle includes a hood that is rotatably secured to a vehicle body. The hood has an upper panel, a lower panel, and a reinforcement member disposed...
US-9,889,887 Twelve-cornered strengthening member for a vehicle with straight and curved sides and an optimized straight...
A strengthening member for a vehicle, a vehicle including a strengthening member, and a method of making a strengthening member for a vehicle is provided. The...
US-9,889,876 Methods and systems for controlling steering response and steering torque feedback based on steering position
Arrangements (e.g., method; vehicle; non-transitory, tangible, machine-readable media embodying a program) for controlling nominal vehicle steering...
US-9,889,862 Workload estimation for mobile device feature integration
A system may include a device configured to connect to a vehicle data port and a mobile device and including an alert manager. The alert manager may be...
US-9,889,855 Method for determining a relative gradient of a roadway
A method for determining an incline in a road that is some distance ahead of a motor vehicle relative to the section of road that is currently being driven on...
US-9,889,834 Hydraulic brake assist vacuum maintenance system and method
A hydraulic brake assist vacuum maintenance system includes a vacuum source, a vacuum booster/master cylinder interfacing with the vacuum source, a brake pedal...
US-9,889,812 Side-curtain airbag assembly
A side-curtain airbag assembly includes a body structure including a roof rail and a pillar extending downwardly from the roof rail. The roof rail has an...
US-9,889,809 Vehicle seat thermistor for classifying seat occupant type
A thermistor-based system and method for distinguishing between adult and child passengers and, of the child passengers, between those seated in a child...
US-9,889,801 Vehicle lighting assembly
A vehicle lighting assembly is provided herein. The vehicle lighting assembly includes a lens and a housing attached to the lens. One or more indicia defined by...
US-9,889,791 Illuminated badge for a vehicle
A badge is provided herein. The badge includes a viewable portion having indicia thereon. A viewable portion light source is configured to emit light towards...
US-9,889,786 Pivotal loading apparatus for a tailgate
A tailgate assembly is provided for a pickup truck tailgate. The tailgate assembly includes a tailgate, a bracket, an L-shaped platform, and a retractable link....
US-9,889,773 Anthropomorphic upper seatback
A vehicle seating assembly includes a seatback frame. An articulating upper thoracic region is operably coupled with the seatback frame and includes a...
US-9,889,769 Seating arrangement for a passenger vehicle
A vehicle seating assembly includes a front seat and a rear seat, each having a backrest and a squab. The front and rear seats are arranged in a staggered...
US-9,889,740 System and method to control engine mount temperature
Cold engine mounts are known to be stiffer than desirable causing vibration from the engine to be more easily transmitted to the engine frame and cabin...
US-9,889,735 Active grill shutter actuation system
A grille shutter actuation system for a vehicle includes a grille shutter, a linear actuator having a cylinder with first and second orifices and a piston. The...
US-9,889,723 Active pressure relief valve for automatic air extractor
A passenger vehicle comprises a passenger compartment with an interior space. An HVAC system conditions fresh air from outside the vehicle, wherein the HVAC...
US-9,889,718 Thermal transmission structure for creating heat generated graphics on external vehicle panels
A vehicle includes a body panel coupled to a vehicle frame and having an outer surface and an inner surface, a thermal structure disposed proximate the inner...
US-9,889,716 Roadway-crossing-anomaly detection system and method
A method for improving the safety and comfort of a vehicle driving over a railroad track, cattle guard, or the like. The method may include receiving, by a...
US-9,889,715 Suspension member for a motor vehicle and method of forming the same
A suspension member for a motor vehicle including a control arm or transverse link having a ball joint seat for receiving a press-fit ball joint. The ball joint...
US-D809,995 Sensor cover
US-9,887,477 Fused-wire cable connectors for a busbar
Method, systems, and apparatus are disclosed for fused-wire cable connectors for a busbar. An example cable includes wires, insulation around the wires, and a...
US-9,887,468 Spin-welded electrical ground assemblies
A friction-welded ground assembly that includes an alloy substrate with a clearance hole; an aluminum alloy weld nut having a bolt bore and an outer wall; and a...
US-9,887,439 Method of biasing a battery cell to enhance thermal energy transfer
An example electric vehicle battery assembly includes a plurality of battery cells, a cold plate, and a biasing device to urge the plurality of battery cells...
US-9,886,805 Priming vehicle access based on wireless key velocity
Method and apparatus are disclosed for priming vehicle access based on wireless key velocity. An example vehicle includes a communication module to receive a...
US-9,886,708 Method and apparatus for secure processing of fuel delivery requests
A system includes a processor configured to wirelessly instruct fuel dispensation initiation over a direct wireless connection between a vehicle and a refueling...
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